- Leather Bound: 1808 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Bibles; Box edition (February 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581348215
- ISBN-13: 978-1581348217
- Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.9 x 2.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,325,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ESV Single Column Reference Bible premium Calfskin leather (Black) Leather Bound – February 28, 2007
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ESV, Single Column Reference Bible (Black, TruTone, Black Letter)
When Crossway announced that they would be publishing the ESV Single Column Reference Bible (SCR), I was excited. For years I had been using a Zondervan Wide-Margin NIV Bible (bonded leather), and for years I have regretted not having bought the NASB version. A good thing about using the wide margin NIV for detailed study and analysis of bible passages is that the limitations of the NIV show up rather quickly. Too many of my notes say something to the effect of "the ESV/NASB/KJV/RSV says . . ."
In any event, I fully intended to purchase a premium leather version of the SCR and finally have in my possession that mythical beast - "the one Bible for life that you can use for all circumstances." Unfortunately the reviews of the SCR were a bit scary, especially those about bleed-through and thin pages. I didn't want to shell out $122+ for what would end up being an unusable bit of junk, possibly the most expensive pew bible ever made.
So, I chose to purchase the Trutone version from Amazon.
When it arrived (in May of 2007), I was really disappointed by the binding. I know that some reviewers like the feel of the Trutone but I was not one of them. It reminded me of what a bible covered with inner tube material might look like. I guess I like my bibles to feel grainy to the touch rather than slick and artificial.Read more ›
With any Crossway Bibles, the -ONLY- editions that have a sewn binding are the Premium Leather editions. The only exception to this is their Journaling Bible, which has a sewn binding even in the hardback editions.
I believe that some of the reviewers here who may have criticized this Bible for having a glued edition were folks who purchased something other than the Premium Leather.
So, if you purchase a bonded leather, genuine leather, Tru-Tone, hardback or softcover edition you will -NOT- be getting a Bible with a sewn binding. If that is important to you (and it should be, considering the costs) you will need to get the Premium Calfskin Leather Editions for any edition of the ESV; if that is not listed, don't count on getting a sewn binding at all...
Hopefully, the guys at Crossway will correct it for the next run of this wonderful Bible.
I had finally gotten to the point where I was convinced that only the calfskin ESV editions were truly worth purchasing. The calfskin editions have always been my favorite. The ESV Heirloom Edition is simply one of the best Bibles available today. The calfskin classic reference and calfskin thinline ESV's are of superb quality as well.
I took a chance and purchased this new Tru-Tone black ESV Single Column Reference Edition. I wanted to preview the new offering from Crossway. I have to say that this is by far the best in-expensive edition of the ESV ever manufactured. It is really nice. The picture displayed here does not do the tru-tone cover justice. I have learned that tru-tone is a very durable cover material and I prefer it to both bonded leather and most genuine leathers. It is closer to calfskin in feel and texture than bonded or genuine leather.
Like most cheaper Bibles the binding is glued instead of sewn but that seems to be the trend of the day. For the price you cannot go wrong with this version of the ESV.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent edition of the ESV Bible. The size print is just right. The single column is not too wide. Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by J. E. Schenscher
I love this Bible! It has large letters and lots of room on the sides of the pages for notes.Published on January 21, 2010 by Joel Rinehart
I love the ESV bible. I love the way it reads and its accuracy. Since I prefer verse by verse formatting for teaching instead of paragraph formatting, I was excited to learn of... Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by G. K. Mougeotte
So far, I really like my new Single Column Reference Bible with the premium calfskin leather. When inquiring about the feasibility of having my name engraved on the front of my... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Melody Flat
My conflict is that this bible should be a 5 star the paper issue some talk about is not a issue there is no more bleed through with this bible than the rest of my many high end... Read morePublished on August 6, 2009 by James D. Hutchins
I absolutely love the ESV version and love how they took it and made it so easy to read in this Single Column Reference Bible format. Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by Shanoco
In many ways, this bible in the TruTone cover is an excellent bargain. It has a very good feel, almost like a fine leather cover. The construction of the bible was also very good. Read morePublished on February 8, 2009 by W. Morgart
This Bible is almost exactly what I was looking for. It's margins are large enough to make notes in them. It's layout is very clean and un-cluttered. Read morePublished on June 11, 2008 by Andrew Klausen
I confess from the start I am not a in-bible-note taker. I bought this for a solid Bible to preach/teach from, and one that would be a pleasure to sit and read. Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Frank J. Busbey